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Huddlesford Heritage Canal gathering 24/9/17

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This canal festival is held Bi Annually at Huddlesford, not far from Lichfield, Staff's. The site again was well packed with stalls, an event arena and a car show that surrounded the site on three sides and at points was 4 rows of cars deep. The local canal was packed too with some very well restored and preserved  barges and boats. CMBC had a stand there and it was well attended during the day, hardly a minute went by without somone either just looking, taking pictures of the boats or stopping to ask questions. So much so that I didnt get enough time to venture along the canal towpaths to take photo's of the boats, barely making a half tour of the main field site. One of the issues of only having 2 people on a stand im afraid, you are always kept too busy to get some free time.
So heres some pictures of the day.
















Memo from Club Chairman.

Thank you to all the members who turned up to the Monthly meeting. Thanks to Andy for the news letter. Note AGM is now the  3rd Tuesday in October. I know Steve has already put it on blog but we have a few members who need a reminder, same time at Sailing club. Simon was welcomed into the club at the last meeting. Don`t forget to visit Huddlesford canal festival. I can only go Saturday 23rd so give Steve and Andy some support at YOUR stand on Sunday 24th, please, its a good family event. Ill be at Sailing club beer festival/cocktail event Saturday 23rd members and visitors welcome, lets give them some support chaps. Not many have emailed me that they intend to race against Aldridge Sat 30th  9.45-10am at Aldridge sailing club Stubbers Green. 1st race 10.30 prompt, Lipo`s ready as i hear that`s what they will use. Lets give them a sound beating on their home water. For all sailors, the jetty is back along with a bit of weed, unfortunately, so be warned. Good news Terry is on the mend …
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The Sunday following our monthly meeting being deemed the official club 500 race, was eagerly awaited by the regulars. T`was a nice bright morning with a light breeze in our faces as is usual. Terry set out the slightly shortened but familiar M shaped course from the recovery boat with the expert guidance of Tony and me and the members, wiping sleep from their eyes, rolled up for the 1st race at 10.30. Carl, in his very nice new car arrived and sailed his Samurai and his fast pro boat. Paul having sent an absence note in from his wife was missing from the line up, hope you enjoyed her Birthday weekend away both of you. Vaughan also resting in Norfolk. Terry on the clock, Piers, Phil, Tony and I lined up in anticipation of the count down and Ed ready to do the scoring again. Off we went at a fair pace all round safely for the first lap then some boats seemingly  being drawn together mine ended up side down. The rest of the race proving quite clean apart from Terry trying his hardest t…

Barmouth RNLI Open day, Sunday 30th July.

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Following on from my  continued communication with this Lifeboat Station, CMBC were invited to attend their Open Day at the Station.
Unfortunately, there were no takers of the offer from the club, so only Myself and Andy Benfield went over. We were allowed to set our display up at the top end of the ILB garage, but making sure that no walkways or access point were blocked, as yes, the station is still on call for emergencies throughout.
The station was packed with visitors all the day, we barely had time to sneak a drink. Even our club stand proved popular, especially as I finally got round to taking my Scale model of 12-26 Moira Barrie Mersey Lifeboat over for the day. The queue for the visit on board the full size  boat was down the stairs, and indeed they had over 400 people take a tour of the boat, as well as visit the shop next door and of course the ILB in the garage next door along with cake stalls!

Now for the best bit...Ive heard back from the station and after they have cou…

CBMC v Aldridge MBC Club 500 racing. 23/7/17

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* Thanks to our super Ace Photographer on the scene...Don !